Favorable Forecast for 2017 Shrimp Season in South Carolina
2017 Trout Fishing Opportunities Await Anglers at State’s Castalia Fish Hatchery
Wildlife Commission Deploys Fish Attractors in Sutton Lake, N.C.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Air Rifle or BB Gun is a Safe Pick for a First-Time Shooter

MADISON –If a first firearm for a child is on your gift list this season, a state hunting safety specialist suggests a BB gun or air rifle along with ear and eye protections. “Many of today’s best Olympic shooters still train and compete with air rifles,” said Tim Lawhern, hunter…


Hunters Donate 6,500 Deer to Help Feed the Hungry in Wisconsin

MADISON –The generosity of Wisconsin deer hunters is evident again this year as numbers come in from meat processors participating in the venison donation program, according to Department of Natural Resources Secretary Matt Frank. Preliminary reports from the processors count more than 6,500 deer donated to date. All deer from…


Candlelight Skis, Hikes Begin Jan. 3 in Wisconsin State Parks

MADISON – Some early snowfalls across Wisconsin that offered good skiing conditions in many areas are raising hopes that this will be another good season for the more than 25 candlelight skis or hikes that are scheduled at Wisconsin State Parks, Forests and Trails this winter. The first candlelight events…


Concealed Carry Permit Not Always an Exemption

RALEIGH, N.C. – The announcement that concealed firearms will be allowed in some national parks and wildlife refuges has prompted questions about what is allowed at areas held by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, including game lands. The Interior Department issued a rule on Dec. 5 that allows an individual…


Watch for Great Florida Birding Trail signs in the Panhandle

The 2,000-mile Great Florida Birding Trail reaches another milestone with the installation of the Panhandle section road signs this month. Signs will mark each of the designated sites along the trail. The Great Florida Birding Trail is a conservation program initiated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)…


Michigan DNR Issues Additional Antlerless Deer Licenses for Kent County

The Department of Natural Resources has increased the number of private-land antlerless deer licenses available for Kent County (Deer Management Unit 041). Demand for antlerless deer licenses has been much higher than usual this year, in the wake of the discovery of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a captive deer…


Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center Offers Winter Programs

The Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center, located next to Mitchell State Park in Cadillac, has announced its winter programs. Admission to the center and the programs is free. December programs include: Moonlight Cross-Country Skiing, Saturday, Dec. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be available, along with…


Michigan DNR Encourages Hunters to Report Hunting Activity Online

The Department of Natural Resources reminds deer hunters they can report the results of their hunts online. Information gathered from hunters who voluntarily report their results will be used along with information collected through the DNR’s annual mail survey to help provide the best information available for making management decisions….


Segment of North Central Michigan State Trail Temporarily Closed

The Department of Natural Resources announced today that a short segment of the North Central State Trail (NCST), along the west side of Mullett Lake in Cheboygan County, will be temporarily closed to repair a wash-out of the trail bed. The project includes installing large boulders and stabilizing materials to…


That’s Some Expensive Lobster!

A Volusia County corporation and a Volusia County man have paid $20,000 in federal fines and have been prohibited from operating their charter fishing business for 30 days. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement officers found illegal lobsters on board their vessel “X-Stream” about two months ago…